Bangladesh Defence Secy Dies Of COVID-19

Dhaka: The Bangladesh Defence Secretary, Abdullah Al Mohsin Chowdhury, succumbed to COVID-19 at a Dhaka hospital on Monday morning, a government official confirmed to the media.

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Chowdhury was admitted to Combined Military Hospital (CMH) on May 29 after testing positive for COVID-19. He was shifted to the hospital’s intensive care unit on June 6 and then put on ventilator on June 18 after his condition deteriorated.

One of the worst-affected countries in South Asia, Bangladesh has reported a total of 137,787 coronavirus cases and 1,738 deaths so far.

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